In this fourth and final issue for 2019 we have a season Wrap-Up, a Grand Finals Report, videos of Maddie Ciullo's 200 games milestone celebrations, a review of our 2019 Annual Awards, a list of Umpiring Achievements, a farewell send off for Lisa Townsend, a report on Club Legend Kelly Holton's Breast Cancer Care WA fundraiser, a Special Thank You, and a reminder about Hamersley's 2020 Registrations.
That's A Wrap!!
2019 was a fantastic year for the club with many on court and off court achievements. This year Hamersley had a total of 26 teams and after the grading rounds we had 13 teams in a Division 1 competition and a whopping 93 members graded into a higher age group. 15 teams made it into the first round of Semi-Finals with 10 progressing to the Grand Final where 6 teams came away with a Premiership flag.
Our club commenced the season with 10 players per team (there were a couple of exceptions) and some would say 10 is too many. This year, Hamersley experienced that 10 was at times, not enough. We had players across all age groups playing up to help teams who were struck with injuries, illnesses or due to holidays and other sporting achievements. It was fair to say that the mid-season break was a much needed one. It shows our amazing club culture when members of our committee, our coaches and our players come together to help teams in need. To all those players who eagerly put their hands up to play or sit on the bench just in case you were needed, thank you!
We ended the season on a high as all members of the club came together for our Annual Awards to celebrate an amazing year. Congratulations to everyone and thank you for another great year.
2019 Grand Finals Report
In 2019 we had 26 teams with 15 making it through to the first round of Semi-Finals and 10 competing in the Grand Finals which were played on Saturday 21 September. To those teams who missed out on finals this year, well done on a great season. This year we continued our Hamersley spirit with many supporters who came down to encourage our teams. It was amazing to hear the roar and see our red and blue army cheering on the teams. On the 2019 Grand Final day we experienced many highs and lows with both wins and losses with a range of scores. The day started with a bang at 9am, we had 3 teams compete with 2 coming out with the win. One of our first Premierships of the 2019 season went to Team 25, who defeated Genesis by an incredible 72 goals in the 12U, Division 6 Grand Final. Final score 72-4. Congratulations to Head Coach Janine and the team on an outstanding season.Our youngest team in the club, Team 26 played in the 12U Division 7 Grand Final. In their Semi-Final, Team 26 lost to West Coasters by 21 goals and in just a short two-week turnaround, the “underdogs” came out firing securing the Premiership defeating West Coasters 29-23. That is a massive 27 goal turnaround! Congratulations and amazing efforts to our youngsters and their Head Coach Vickie.11am was a busy time for the club with 5 teams representing in 13U and 18U. Congratulations to Team 19 who defeated West Coasters in the 13U Division 1 Grand Final. Final score 46-25. Great work Head Coach Jessamyn and team on an amazing game.We had a clean sweep in our 18U Grand Final representatives. Congratulations Head Coach Lauren and Team 12, 18U Division 4 on your win against Lansdale. Final score 47-31.Congratulations Head Coach Maddie and Team 11, 18U Division 2 for defeating Sorrento Saints 43-37.Congratulations Head Coach Beth and Team 8, 18U Division 1 on your win against Sorrento Saints 45-40. Amazing achievements from our 13U and 18U teams!A special mention to Team 1 Open Division 1, Team 5 Open Division 3, Team 13 15U Division 1 and Team 21 13U Division 2 who all came Runners Up in the 2019 season. Congratulations on making it to the Grand Finals, you should all be very proud. Thank you and congratulations to all our coaches, assistant and apprentice coaches on all your hard work week after week. Thank you to our managers, supports and committee members who went above and beyond during our 2019 finals series, whether it was cheering, filling up water bottles or scoring/timing, your efforts were greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to Maddie Ciullo for playing her 200th game for Hamersley on 31 August 2019. Maddie started with the club in 2004 when she was just 12 years old and has won 4 Premierships. She has only missed two seasons - 2013 when she was working away in Narrogin and 2018 when she had her beautiful daughter Ellia. Maddie is an extremely valued Hamersley member, not only as a player, but has coached and is a current committee member. Maddie is always first to put her hand up to help out, she is passionate in all that she does and wears her blue and red heart on her sleeve.If you’ve ever had the chance to play, coach, be coached or just be in the presence of Maddie, you know what a hard-working, supportive and all round champion she is. Maddie, your love for this sport and club is remarkable and we can’t wait to see where the next 200 games takes you! Congratulations on this wonderful milestone.
2019 Annual Awards
On Sunday 20 October our 2019 Hamersley Awards were held at the Joondalup Resort where members dressed to impress. It was another amazing day for the club while we celebrated a successful season.
Our fantastic MC for the day was the one and only Sarah (aka “Fogs”). Fogs did a brilliant job as always, and if she wasn’t telling jokes she was singing “to the left, to the left.”
Thank you to our Sponsor, Partners, Supporters and Suppliers.
The Team Captains were asked to present the Premiership Flags to the Club President for safe keeping.
To kick start the day, Club President Alexis gave her report. Alexis highlighted the many outstanding achievements the club has seen in 2019 both on and off the court.
We then had our first awards for the day, congratulations to all of the following members:
Now the moment all members were waiting for; the food! During the break between awards, all members enjoyed food, drinks and photo opportunities. Many were swept away in the wind to get photos with the beautiful view that Joondalup Resort has looking over the golf course.
Members found their way back to their tables and we commenced with our game awards.
Now on to our major milestone games. Congratulations to:
Next were the 2019 Players Player Awards. Congratulations to everyone.
To finish off the awards medals were presented to the Runners Up and Premiership teams:
The Hamersley Annual Awards would not have been such a great success without the help from the following people; Aimee Armstrong our Events Coordinator, Karla Hart our Annual Awards Event Coordinator, Linda Firth our Club Photographer, Alistair Kennedy our Webmaster and Presentation designer, Sally Johnson our Website Coordinator, Kylie Hall our Awards Coordinator, Donna Ling our Yearbook designer, and Janine Friday our Club Culture committee member. Finally, a big thank you to our awesome MC "Fogs".
A huge thank you to all our umpire representatives for the club in 2019. We all know that without our umpires we wouldn’t have a game and those who have umpired before, know it can be far from an easy job at times. To all our Hamersley umpires, we thank you for representing the club and congratulate all of those who achieved an umpire accreditation this year.
National B BadgeElizabeth Dronfield
National C BadgeOlivia Brookes
2019 WDNA Most Improved Intermediate UmpireElizabeth Dronfield
2019 WDNA Most Improved Open UmpireGeorgia Burden (former Hamersley player)
Green Shirt SquadOlivia Brookes
White Shirt SquadLily Atkinson
Olivia Le Roux
Layla Van Der Merwe
Karlien Van Wyk
Lisa Townsend's Farewell Send Off
Kelly Holton Jumping For A Great Cause
On Saturday 2 November, Cub Legend Kelly Holton jumped out of a plane to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care WA. Kelly decided to skydive to make a difference for West Australians facing a diagnosis of breast cancer.
“After going through it myself as well as watching my Mum and my Nana go through it as well, I’m inspired by the work that Breast Cancer Care WA do, so I wanted to raise money for them.”The Holton family are well known in the Hamersley community. Kelly’s mum Monica became a Hamersley Life Member in 2001 and was posthumously inducted into the Hamersley Coaching Hall of Fame in 2016. Monica was also recognized by Wanneroo District Netball Association when she was awarded Life Membership in 2008 and by Netball WA when she posthumously awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2011. Both Kelly and sister Donna have followed this path as they are both Hamersley Legends. Kelly raised a massive $1835 for Breast Cancer WA and had the following to say about her experience jumping out of a plane;
“It’s always easy to do something when it’s for a cause that means a lot to you. Breast Cancer WA not only helped my mum Monica but also myself who had a double mastectomy almost 2 years ago… I was nervous in the car on my way to Rockingham where I was doing the jump. But once I was there, there was no turning back… No matter how scary things seem, you always have to look forward. You are never going to beat anything that life throws at you by looking backwards.”
A Special Thank You
To all our coaches, umpires, committee members, managers, sponsors, athletes, parents and supports thank you for a fantastic 2019 season. We wouldn’t be the club we are without all your hard work, love and support. We hope to see you all back next year.
2020 Hamersley Registrations
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